ALERT: DOEE is not accepting appointments for utility assistance applications at this time. Please visit the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program page for more information.
DOEE has financial assistance, discounts, and energy efficiency programs to help District residents with their utility bills. Please see below for services available to District residents.
Services for Income Eligible Residents
- Receive Help Paying Your Energy Bills (LIHEAP)
- Receive Discounts on Your Utility Bills (UDP)
- Receive Help Paying Your DC Water Bill (LIHWAP) or
Discounts on Your DC Water Bill (CRIAC)
- Receive Assistance Replacing Your Partial Lead Service Line (LPRAP)
- Make Your Home More Energy Efficient with the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
- Reduce Your Electric Bill with Solar for All (SfA)
- Receive Assistance Reducing Lead Paint in Your Home (EERP)
Customers who receive assistance with their energy bills through LIHEAP are automatically eligible to receive a free Home Energy Kit from the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). Home Energy Kits include six energy-efficient LED light bulbs, a smart power strip, and a bathroom faucet aerator, and will help you reduce your energy use and your carbon footprint. Request a Home Energy Kit.
NEW Utility Affordability & Safe Home Assistance Programs Application
The NEW one-stop-shop application allows you to apply for 5 programs at once! With this application, you can apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Utility Discount Program (UDP), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Emergency Mechanical System (EMS), and Energy Efficiency and Remediation Program (EERP) with just one application!
To apply, download the application and:
Email your application with required documentation to [email protected]
Mail your application to:
DOEE Utility Affordability & Safe Home Assistance Programs, Attn: LaWanda Jones
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington DC, 20002
Questions? Please call (202) 299-3316 or email [email protected]
Additional Resources for Residents
- 2018 Energy Burden Report
- Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits
- Energy Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
- Solar Initiative
Additional Resources for Businesses:
Request for Policy Advisory Council members:
Are you interested in energy efficiency and helping families stay safe in their homes? Consider joining the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Branch (EECB) Policy Advisory Council (PAC) to advise the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) on issues related to the administration of EECB programs.
- Attend quarterly conference calls
- Meet in-person twice a year
- Serve a two-year term
- Review and provide feedback on program manuals, standard operating procedures (SOPs), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan, department web page, and other materials used for program administration.
If you are interested in participating, please contact LaWanda Jones at [email protected].